Message From HOD

Welcome to The Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur, Chennai, India.

The Department of Civil Engineering in Kattankulathur campus is one of the pioneer departments of the Institute. It was established in the year 1985. We have excelled in the areas of Academics, Research, Cultural and Sports.

Our department vision is to become a frontier in various fields of Civil Engineering education and research to meet national and global challenges in accordance with societal needs. And our missions are: To move up through international alliances and collaborative initiatives in civil engineering to achieve global excellence; To accomplish a process to advance knowledge in a rigorous research environment related to civil engineering and allied disciplines; To attract and build people in a rewarding and inspiring environment by fostering freedom, empowerment, creativity, and innovation.

The Civil Engineering curriculum is designed in such a manner that the student has the freedom to decide the pathway to career progression. We have connections with industry in addition to the foreign academic institute, ensure there is no latency between the industry expectations and the curriculum offer. We have a vibrant community where aspiring students prepare themselves to pursue higher studies in Civil Engineering, management, and other related fields; to perform as professional engineers in the fields of civil engineering; to perform in diverse fields and gradually move into teamwork and leadership positions; and to contribute to the development of the profession, nation, and society.

Our undergraduate program, B.Tech Civil Engineering has been accredited by ABET (EAC). Civil Engineering is the basic and core branch for various interdisciplinary streams like Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental, Transportation, Irrigation and Water Resources, Construction Engineering and Management, Remote Sensing & GIS. The industrialization and resulting competitive environment in the field have widened the scope of Civil Engineering. To address the need for specialists in various inter-disciplinary streams the department offers Postgraduate programs in Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Remote Sensing and GIS. The department has produced eminent engineers who are committed to the highest professional standards in Engineering and Technology.

The department possesses eminent, experienced teaching faculty strong in both teaching and research activities, they have quality publications and consultancy in their field of interest apart from their professional practice. The department also has the vision and mission of producing Civil Engineers of high calibre and societal importance promotes the students to be innovative and excel in the field of their expertise. To achieve this the department fosters research aptitude in students by introducing them to innovative and state-of-the-art technologies in the field of Civil Engineering. From the stakeholders’ feedbacks, the department upgrades in various Academic, Research, Co-curricular, and Extra-Curricular Activities.

The department has various National and International Civil Engineering Association’s Student Chapters include Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Concrete Institute (ACI). The ICI Student Chapter has won the ICI Outstanding Student Chapter Award in two consecutive two 2019 and 2020. ASCE Student Chapter received International Acclamation from the parent bodies. The student research skills and innovative skills have been exhibited in various national meets and have won acclamation by winning best innovative project awards from AICTE and IIT Madras.

We are proud to have an alumni base. Our alumni have been continuously contributing to the department in providing ample opportunities for our students to enrich their career development and acquire experiential learning exposures.

I am honored to lead the department with a team of people who are committed and compassionate and keep the Civil Engineering Department flag flying high.

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Dr. P. T. Ravichandran, Ph.D., FIE

Professor & Head